Someone I am is waiting for my courage (forgotten_aria) wrote,
Someone I am is waiting for my courage
forgotten_aria

adventures in koto!

After researching which of my special bridges should go where (never really got a good answer, but I have some good guesses) and making sure all the strings were the same tension (thank goodness for a tuning peg koto so I can do it myself.) I got the bridges in the right place for one of the many standard tunings and I'm thrilled! Since you can get the accidentals, you tune it so that all the notes are "valid" so anything you play sounds really awesome and Japanese. I picked out Sakura easily and with no problem. Plus the song book that came with it has sakura, so now I can backwards engineer the music a little bit.

I found some damage and I'm not sure if I did it or if was there to start with. It's just a bridge dent.

A very bad picture to show how tall this thing is:






The dent:


Plastic bridges:


And me fooling around on it:
Tags: koto, music
Subscribe

  • Birthday presents and software that "upgrades" into uselessness

    So until I found this video and became obsessed with the thing taped to her body, my only Birthmonth gift to myself was a power floor washer/vaccum…

  • Honk Fest

    This was my first time performing at honk fest. I skipped most of Friday, except for tune share, which was a little disappointing, but was a good…

  • State of the Aria

    Been a little busy with the trip to Pittsburgh to help my mom buy a car and then Black Ships. Taekwondo is doing well. This weekend I test for…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 2 comments